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The 7 Mistakes You're Making When Watering Your Trees

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Did you know Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Guilford, Orange, and Durham counties are all experiencing abnormally dry conditions according to the U.S. Drought Monitor?

During dry conditions like these, it's important to make sure your trees are still getting the moisture they need. But if you're making these seven tree watering mistakes, you may be doing more harm than good.

Here's How to Treat Warm Season Spider Mites

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Your azaleas are some of your most prized landscape features. Every year, they brighten up your yard with vivid colors and fill your outdoor paradise with their delightful aroma.

The flowers of your azalea plants look lovely, but the leaves - not so much. They have strange, tiny dots on them. Wondering what's wrong with your azalea leaves? Keep reading.

Imported Willow Leaf Beetle: The Black Beetles Turning Leaves Brown

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Attention willow tree parents! Have you noticed shiny black or blue beetles on your willow's leaves? Our experts have spotted imported willow leaf beetles in the Fort Mill, SC area. Read up on these beetles to figure out if you need to act.

Get to Know Amanda D. Raymond, Marketing Specialist

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Hello! My name is Amanda D. Raymond, and I’m the new marketing specialist here at Carolina Tree Care. It’s a pleasure to meet you!

The Winter Tree Project You'll Want to Finish in These Next 6 Weeks

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This week, the groundhog saw its shadow. That means six more weeks of winter. Even though it will be a little longer until warm spring days (sigh), there is now a little extra time to complete those tree projects that are best to tackle during winter. These projects include protecting trees and plants with horticultural oil, winter tree pruning, and tree cabling. Below is helpful information on tree cabling. (See here info on horticultural oil and winter tree pruning.) In these next six weeks, take a look at how well trees on your property are doing structurally. Seeing the full structure of a tree is more difficult once leaves emerge. So, take advantage of this opportunity in the next six weeks!

How to Protect Your Trees This Winter

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Protect your trees during the cold winter months. Horticultural oils, otherwise known as dormant oils, are an ideal preventative measure to take in winter. Oils work by suffocating insects and larvae. The sprayed oil clogs their spiracles (i.e., breathing pores). Also, the oil dries out their exoskeletons. To note oil only affects the development process of certain insects. They are environmentally friendly and less harmful to predators than other techniques.

It's Time to Schedule Your Winter Tree Inspection & Pruning

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During winter, when deciduous trees shed their leaves, it’s the best time to see the architecture and branch structure of a tree. This makes winter the perfect time for tree inspection and structural pruning. And there is less pressure in the winter from tree pests and pathogens which allows us to do our jobs more effectively.

The 5 Best Flowering Trees for Your NC Landscape This Winter

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Wintertime is right around the corner. As temperatures drop across North Carolina most trees lay bare for the season, but not winter-flowering trees! Something about seeing blooms even on the coldest night makes us hold tight to the hope that spring will be here before we know it. If you are looking to update your yard with trees to bloom this winter, we have a list of the top 5 winter-flowering trees for NC yard. 

Top 3 Reasons to Leave Tree Work to Professionals

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For the “do-it-yourself” homeowner, outsourcing tree work may seem like an unnecessary expense. But in reality, the costs of tackling tree care on your own can run high – damaged property, hospital bills, and a ruined landscape aren’t cheap.

Keep Your Landscape Deer Free

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